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Programs / Manufacturing / Metal Machining, Fabrication & Welding / Welding Technology, Industrial


Welding Technology, Industrial

Share 10-621-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 69 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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As an industrial welding technician, you assist engineers, supervisors and journeyworkers in the production of quality welded and metal fabricated parts. You will learn how to provide technical assistance in the planning, development and implementation of a production cycle. Your training includes lots of hands-on training in fabrication and welding techniques, along with a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes. You’ll also cover robotic arc welding, electrical safety, material properties and welding codes. This degree program equips you with skills you need for a successful career in industrial welding.

Career Opportunities

  • Custom Fabricator
  • Foreman
  • Industrial Welding Technician
  • Robot Technician
  • Supervisor
  • Welder
  • Welder/Fabricator

Estimated Program Cost

Welding Technology, Industrial

This program will cost about $10,583.90*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $1,355.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Welding Technology, Industrial

Term Availability
Summer 2015
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Summer 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

Accepting applications for this term
Accepting paper applications only
Not accepting applications for this term
Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at

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Program Outcomes
  • Weld a test coupon in accordance to a written welding procedure which will pass the requirements of the specified welding code.
  • Weld with various non-traditoinal welding processes.
  • Interpret welding symbols.
  • Interpret shop drawings.
  • Set-up and operate manual and CNC metal cutting equipment.
  • Set-up and operate manual and CNC fabrication forming equipment.
  • Set-up and operate CNC contour cutting equipment.
  • Fabricate and repair parts using thermal cutting equipment.
  • Determine costs of welding.
  • Analyze best practice of weld design.
  • Understand electrical safety and theory as it relates to the welding industry.
  • Write welding procedures.
  • Qualify weld tests.
  • Write weld test reports.
  • Understand the metallurgy of welding.
  • Develop a working knowledge of welding alloys.
  • Program a robotic arc welding cell.
  • Analyze weld defects and discontinuities.
  • Test materials using non-destructive examination methods.
  • Understand fundamental concepts of welding and welding safety.
  • Set-up and operate a welding power source.
  • Weld on various types and thickness of materials.
  • Weld in all positions.
  • Build products, from shop drawings, acceptable to industry standards.
  • Analyze weld defects and discontinuities.
  • Test materials using non-destructive examination methods.
Additional Information
There is an estimated wait time of up to one semester AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses. While waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.

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